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    September 3, 2012
    7:00 - 7:29pm PDT  

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to see a meaningful recovery. . >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. . >> good evening. it's monday, september 3rd. i'm gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. the democratic national convention kicks off tomorrowment right now final preparations are in the works as delegates and party leaders pack hotels in charlotte, north carolina. craig bos well live in charlotte, when the president is expected to arrive. craig. >> gasia, good evening. earlier this evening my which he will obama came out on to the stage and got a feel for where things were get ago good feel for the arena here, getting a good view of the stage, good view of where all the delegations are seated. just down from where i'm speaking to you right now, as
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you mentioned president obama making his way to charlotte visiting a number of key battleground states including tonight louisiana. >> we are getting on the case very quickly figuring out what exactly happened here, what can we do to make sure that it doesn't happen again. >> earlier the president spent labor day meeting with union workers in the key swing state of ohio. >> i served with american workers. i served with american manufacturing. i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> first lady michelle obama is already in charlotte this afternoon checking out the stage at the time warner cable arena ahead of her big speech tomorrow night. on the eve of the convention, democratic delegates all across the country are optimistic. >> we're here just to rally him and support him and show that texas may not baa blue state but some day it well. >> meanwhile republican paul
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ryan is also campaigning in the tar heel state. >> every candidate since the great depression will ask americans to send them into a second term to say you are better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy carter and for president baa rack obama. >> president obama carried north carolina in 2008 by a razor thin margin. he's trying to keep it in his column this time around. little bit of an uphill battle there considering the unemployment rate in the tar heel state is around 9.6%, way above the national average, which is around 8.2, 8.3%. gasia, back to you. >> mitt romney is spending this labor day off the campaign trail. spending a few days in new hampshire and vermont enjoying the holiday. the statement romney says labor day tends to celebrate the strong american work ethic but this year too many americans are worrying when their next paycheck will come. well, he's barely out of high school and already running
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for major. ahead in ten minutes what the young bay area candidate has to say about his chance for winning. continuing coverage now of the deadly officer-involved shooting in valet owe that happened over the weekend. the family of two men shot by officers are refuting the police account of the incident. an according to investigators the officers fired at 21-year-old joseph johnson and 23 yeerd mario after one of them got out of the car with what appeared to be a gun. johnson is hospitalized. ramiro was killed. witnesses including ramiro's sister say neither men ever left the car. the two officers involved are on administrative leave during the investigation. san jose police have called off the man hunt for a suspect robbed medical marijuana dispensary. just about an hour ago pris reopened the area after a door to door search. the suspect remains on the loose tonight and police consider him arm and had dangerous. this morning at about 11:00 a.m.
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blis say three men robbed an municipal marijuana club called the on road. officers arrested the other two suspects after a page from the center to the bronco drive area. . police in east palo alto have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a stabbing earlier today. investigators say it happened about 3: 20 a.m. during a fire at a home. police say the 17-year-old called police and later admitted to stabbing the man who lived at the house. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. caltran now says the bart bridge should reopen from the holiday weekend closure before midnight tonight and that is hours ahead of schedule. a lot has been accomplish and had she'll tell us what's different for drivers. >> we are on track for nearing the completion of the work substantially beating our schedule and opening some time prior to midnight tonight. >> crews are in the home stretch putting the finishing touches on the dunn bar ton bridge. since late friday it has been
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shut down while workers installed the state of the art joint which allows the bridge to expand and contract up to 42 inches. just today they've been laying down steel plates and putting down a concrete overlay so drivers won't know the deck has been raised about 5 inches. that small lift will allow crews to continue installing barriers in the coming week. repairing signs, the final souchs will be putting concrete barriers back in. the project will be mostly done after this weekend and will fully complete in early 2013. so about 51 thousand cars go over the dunn bar ton bridge each day. those people must have heeded the caltran's warning about this closure like the san mateo bridge were traffic free. >> it was pretty smooth sailing, maybe a few more cars than i thought. >> driving about 7:30, and it was really clean really no cars at all. >> this will be the last full closure for this bridge so there may still be some nighttime lane
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closures in the coming weeks. again crews had expected to reopen about 5 a.m. tomorrow. now they say they're well ahead of schedule and will open before midnight. . >> k tvu.com for more nfths on that bridge closure. click the link under the hot topic section to view what's being done. . gas prices are the highest they've ever been on the labor day holiday according to the web site gasbuddy.com. triple a is reporting the nationwide average price for a gallon of regular gas now stands at 3.80. it's higher in the bay area at 4.20 a gallon. that is 35 cents more than just one month ago before the fire at the chevron refinery in richmond. >> about 100 demonstrators marched to the chevron plant today from washington park in nearby. they're calling for more government oversight of chevron's operation and stricter safety standards to prevent
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fires such as the one at the refinery last month. protesters even suggest that oil companies should be nationally and publicly controlled. . >> they make 26 billion dollars in profit last year. they're equipment should be better maintained. it should be safer for the workers. >> chevron says it's premature to speculate poor maintenance of equipment caused last month's fire. the damaged refinery unit is still not structurally safe to enter. . san jose police ticketed protesters today who are trying to keep pensions in tact for police and other public employees. police moved them out after arriving $1,000 tickets to each protester. one organizer says he doesn't blame police but the city manager debra pension's reform plan approved by voters back in june. she was not home during this
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protest. in alameda, the labor day picnic coalition through its annual event. they say it's the largest event of its time in the bay area. the intent of this picnic was to honor work and to promote buying american-made products. . for those more gainfully employed, labor day is a welcome holiday but in this post-recession economy, many others would welcome the opportunity to work. new at 7:00 consumer editor tom va car brings va california's unemployment picture into focus. >> labor lawyer for more than three decades so i asked him to compare labor day 2012 from labor day a year ago. >> we had very strong payroll job growth. over the past year we've gained 356,000 payroll jobs in california which outruns the nation's job growth rate. >> but he says since we lost 1.3
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million jobs in the recession, california still needs to gain more than 900,000 jobs to be where we were before the recession and getting there is hard. >> finding a job today, i've been in the field for 33 years, and this is the toughest i've seen. >> that's largely because there are many california regions with dim prospects, especially the central value leeshgs the inland empire and north of the bay area. >> for the most part, the economies haven't had the big tech boom that we've had here in the bay area, even here in the bay area that is doing far better job competition remains fierce. >> but what does he think labor day next year will be like. >> i think payroll growth will continue to grow and i suspect this job market, the very tight job mark etd, the difficulty of finding jobs will continue. >> all in all, something to reflect on on labor day. i'm consumer editor tom vacar
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ktvu xanl 2 news. developing news out of contra costa county. that is where crews on the scene of a grass fire. we have pictures here actually e-mailed to ktvu within just the past 20 minutes. the county fire department say it is fire started just after 5:40 this evening in an unincorporated area nearby pittsburgh. the crews are working to contain the flames which are burning in a remote area. firefighters from across san jose have been keeping vigil around the clock at a hospital in support of a comrade who suffered cardiac arrest at the scene of a fire. remains in critical condition tonight but doctors say they are pleased with his progress. the 16-year veteran had been fighting a fire at st. patrick's church when he collapsed. siblings flew in from southern california to be by his side. actor michael clarke duncan has died.
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>> duncan is best known for his oscar-nominated performance in the green mile. he appeared in dozens of films including armageddon, the scorpion king and can you think fu panda. he never recovered from a heart attack he suffered in july. he died this morning at age 54. tom hanks among other stars expressed sadness late tonight. . well, one east bay city while plenty come november but why a teenager says he is the best person for the job. and san francisco hopes to add another helping to those who need it most. now on the menu, a food truck to assist the homeless. and i'm back here at 7:00. i'll let you know how some tropical moisture could play into the bay area forecast this week [ female announcer ] caroline penry began using olay total effects in 2001.
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. a wild fire that forced thousands of visitors to evacuate the national forest has now grown to over 4 thousand acres or six square miles. 400 firefighters have been called in since that fire broke out yesterday. authorities say the flames are at this point just 5% contain and had that it could be a full week before full containment. . the race for mayor, the city of free mont could make history this november. five candidates are vying for that job including a teenager. why the teen says he is the best person for the job. >> that's right. we are at the corner of mowly and san padre and look at this, this is where class at their times, including a college student who is very serious about this mayoral election. he's 18 just barely able to vote and he's running for mayor of his hometown freemont.
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>> i've been paying attention to local politics so i know what's been going on the past few years and i know exactly what needs to be done. >> he's a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. he's balancing home work with a busy campaign schedule. >> right this way. and so this is like a campaign headquarters. >> his campaign offices just down the hall from his bedroom. his social media campaign atracked more than 16 thousand page views and he says has encouraged many young people to register to vote and get involved in the campaign. >> when someone has a passion and they have that commitment, you just have to let them go with it. you just can't take that away from them. >> he's running against four other candidates all vying to replace the departing mayor including steve choe and sisters on city council and city's vice mayor. >> i have got expertise, energy
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and enthusiasm. >> she's never met but is fwlad a young person is running for office. >> we have a lot of interest and tremendous amount of participation by the younger general sxrags that can mean a promising time. >> also to make history as the first female mayor of free mont and the first mayor in the nation. we did try to contact some of the other candidates but didn't hear from them. regardless it should be a very interesting race in november. reporting live from freemont, ktvu channel 2 news. the death of 18-year-old freshman has led the state withdrawing recognition from one of hits phillip dan was a pledge and suffered brain damage following paternities off campus house. doctors took him off life support yesterday. authorities are investigating. . uc berkeley officials say their problem is being fixed after issue ch popped up saturday. was overestimated during preganl saeshlgs in fact, some locations
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did not really exist. some people were moved other places, others squeezed in tighter. officials say about 100 of the 63 thousand fans were impacted. san francisco state university officials are keeping a very close eye on the health of their students and workers after two students were diagnosed be chickenpox. health officials say other students were expected to see new cases by midweek. chickenpox is typically spread through airborne part cals or skin to skin contact. those who have chickenpox are immune. those who haven't had chickenpox and have been exposed have a three to five day window to get a vaccine to prevent infection. a new study suggests the extra money spent on or beganic food may not be worth it. the report released over two hours ago says there's no significant difference between the new trigsal value and safety of organic food and food that's combengsally grown. researchers say organic food did have a lower risk of detectable
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pesticide residue but when it comes to exceeding the allowed limit the difference was nej labl. san francisco city hall has come up with a new strategy to help to homeless. the idea is to train them to operate food truck then dispatch the truck to the tenderloin where often need food. >> spicy or mild? . >> mild. >> business is booming for this rotating collection of food trucks at san francisco's street food park. . >> something about being outdoors, something about, you know, interacting with other people. >> now, the city's director of housing opportunity to partnership and engagement hopes to bring a free truck to help serve the tenderloin districts sizable african american population. the goal is to create conversation and community in the street while aiding those who aren't eating well. >> i learned about a study at ucsf that shows that for individuals who are homeless marginally live wg hiv that 56% of those individuals are defined as food insecure. >> hoping the homeless requires a mix of conventional and
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unconventional ideas. in june he launched a pilot program that panhandlers to prepare dogs for adoption. >> community services gives food preparation training to homeless and formerly homeless people and could help staff the truck. >> i think it's a good dwrod pursue and see if it's realistic option for connecting people in supporting policy with the food that they need. >> tenderloin residents told us they're intrigued by the idea. >> also bring together because there's a lot of mixed people down here and they'll get to see, you know, the diversity. >> seeking funding for the truck. if it rolls out he says he hopes the meals are good enough to attract from all over the city to the tenderloin. in san francisco david stevenson ktvu channel 2 news. the san francisco giants provided a little holiday drama for fans today. >> double. on the ground.
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that's the ball game. . >> base hit down the line fourth from third as the giants beat the arizona diamond backs 9 to 8. the giants were down 8 to 5 before tying it up in the ninth. saw their winning streak end today at nine in a row. the angels hit a two run home run. final score here 8 to 3. pedals their way to the streets of san francisco today for the annual zero to san francisco bicycle race. ten individual races made up the schedule with the first start at 8:00 this morning children's race set for the early afternoon. the starting line was at lee vie plaza and the courts wound around organizers say this race is in its 38th year. labor day usually means the end of the summer movie season. tonight the disappointing box office numbers and the reason being given for the poor performance. . and our chief meet llgs bill martin tells us how that's going
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but honestly... it's not that hard. old el paso. when you gotta have mexican. . part of the festivities at the 60th annual art festival which has just come to a close. for three days attendees took in the work of local american and international artists, live muse
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sick, great food and wine and lively waterfront atmosphere. proceeds will go towards supporting the local arts community. our chief mete rolgs bill martin is here now. . >> a little more fog. a little cooler. now, today it was hot out there. tomorrow about the same, maybe a little cooler but the bulk of the week it's going to get cooler especially inland. the fog right along the coast there was a dense fog advisory earlier this morning. we could see that again tomorrow morning because the way the fog is set up it's real shallow so the visibility is really bad. the high pressure sirnging the air and we've got fog right along the coast at times along the great highway, pacifica down by pacifica the fog has been really bad and very low. so that shallow marine layer is going to lift a little tomorrow but maybe not enough so i think some dense visibility some poor visibilities tomorrow morning as well. these were the highs today that came across 92 in antioch, 94,
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warm spot morgan hill with 98 degrees. tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day, as well. a few more clouds, fog in the morning, a little slower burn off today. in temperatures slightly cooler, i don't think you'll notice that difference, though. three to four degrees inland at best. going to feel hot inland, warmer around the bay. fog tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. there it is or twhuz morning. temperatures in the valley there's your 90s, but temperatures around here you're going to get those 80 ts, lots of upper 70s. along the coast #50s and low 60s. tomorrow a lot like today but slightly keerl. as we go in time on track this tropic north as we get into wednesday, right, and wednesday morning that moisture is here. now, it can spawn thundershowers and that is's the concern so we'll be tracking this for you and hope and make sure that we're on it in case we do have any thunderstorms because, of course, that's the last thing that you want in the heart of our fire season.
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88 in sonoma. that's tomorrow's forecast, tuesday, 77 in richmond, 92 in fairfield, 92 in ant yak, 93 in brentwood. forecast high. 90 morgan hill, 86 san jose and along the coast here 62 pacifica, 62. your five-day forecast and temperatures drop off a little bit, 92, 88, 85 and then as the weekend rolls on you'll see that here it warms up in the low 90s. gasia. >> thank you, bill. see you at 10:00. this summer wasn't so hot for hollywood. box office takes at north american cinemas dropped 3% compared with last year even with higher ticket prices. those ticket prices may have been one factor that kept people away. also point to the olympics and mass shooting in colorado for the decline. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. our coverage continues with the 10:00 news. tonight we're looking into reports of teens taking over foreclosed homes to throw parties.
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tune in at 10:00 to see what we've learned. keep in mind we're always here for you at ktvu.com and tmz is up next right here on tv 36
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